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One Race at a Time: Sadler and Parrott Focused on California QUOTING M&M'S DRIVER ELLIOTT SADLER: "I've never had much to talk about by way of finishes at California. Last year we had a great qualifying run and just missed it during the race....

One Race at a Time: Sadler and Parrott Focused on California

QUOTING M&M'S DRIVER ELLIOTT SADLER:

"I've never had much to talk about by way of finishes at California. Last year we had a great qualifying run and just missed it during the race. My personal best at California is 21st so this weekend we will have much more to talk about.

"Each week the margin of error is very little - you can't really afford to mess up one bit. Last week in Talladega was just a racing deal - we really had a good car but just got into the back of the #9 car and damaged the nose pretty good. The team worked all day to fix it and we got back up in the top-15 but then the temperatures got really high and we had to cool the motor down or we'd lose it. The whole time Todd Parrott was as calm as can be - I guess when you are racing for a championship you have to take the good with the bad and focus on the big picture."

QUOTING M&M'S CREW CHIEF TODD PARROTT:

"We are taking our Texas car to California. It already has one win and we'd like to make it two. Obviously it's a great car and we think we can be one of the teams to beat this weekend. We are also motor testing in Kentucky and hope to have some good results and news to talk about after that as well."

QUOTING M&M'S SPOTTER BRETT GRIFFIN:

"California isn't a place where drivers heavily rely on spotters, unless of course there are wrecks in front of them. The crew, driver and pit stops are by far the most vital ingredients to success at the two mile track. Racing there isn't that exciting for the spotters as compared to a place like Bristol or Talladega."

ELLIOTT SADLER'S RACE FOR HOPE-- Tickets are available via the NASCAR SpeedPark ticket office at 1-877-626-8725. Space is limited and tickets are going quickly so fans are encouraged not to delay. For more info log onto www.SadlerFanClub.com.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ELLIOTT--Elliott will turn 29 on April 30th.

RACE FOR HOPE AUCTION... The Race for Hope Auction will launch on eBay on May 4th. Items include both racing and non-racing collectible and signed items. More information to follow.

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Elliott Sadler